Just getting back into african cichlids after a ten year break and I now live on a well in suburban Chicagoland (Lemont). So it's great that my water is free but want to make sure that the water parameters straight from the well will work. The pH is around 8.0 but the general hardness GH is measuring at 50° and the carbonate hardness KH is measuring around 25°. Is this too hard for Malawi cichlids and should I consider diluting the well water by running it through my whole-house water softener? Any help is appreciated!