Hello everyone, So straight to the point; in the area that I live in the tap comes out pretty hard, around the pH of 8 and the gH is at least 180ppm. I haven't had fish in my fishtank (29g) for about a year now (Used to have cories, tetras, and dwarf cichlids), and now I have just some crypts in the tank. Last time I checked the pH lowered to about 7.8 max when there were fish in it. I would like to get back into the hobby, and thus wondered if I just just switch over from a planted tank to an african cichlid tank, or any tank that has fish native to hard water. I have heard from multiple sources now that tank bred fish are highly adaptable to a range of pH's, however when not in their native pH environment their colors aren't as vibrant or they are more susceptible to diseases. So I guess my question(s) is, are there any hardwater fishes suitable for my tank? Should I even bother to convert? Please let me know if i've left out any information or if anything is vague. Thanks in advance, Justin P.S In my current situation, an RO system is not possible and I have considered this option.