OK, now I'm still confused. I've read through all of the posts about conditioners, and now my head is spinning.
I've been using AquaSafe for a year in my planted tank, and have continued to fight a minor phosphate - and minor algae problem. I've been reading through these posts, and gather that AquaSafe may be contributing to my phosphate problem.
I guess to be safe, it seems that those in the know all recommend NOT using AquaSafe.
So what is the consensus alternative, then? (I know, I know...Aquarist Consensus - there's an oxymoron for you.)
Do I use AmQuel, NovAqua.....or even BOTH?
I've read through the John Farrell Kuhns interview
and that just made me more confused. He actually recommends using BOTH.
I suppose I would prefer NovAqua, but others seem to insist that it also could somewhat elevate phosphates although the JFK interview says this isn't true. If it IS true, then I suppose I should switch to AmQuel.
So, can someone please just make my life easier and give me a simple answer to the question, "Should I stop using AquaSafe, and what should I start using?"