no i have flourite in all of my tanks. i wanted to try something a little different
I use ADA AS. I like it. You are not going to move plants around as much, then it's a great option and less mess than most. I do not use or swear by the other items that ADA sells for the sediment additives.
I do highly recommend Aqua soil though. There are DIY soil, worm casting etc, osmocoat etc you can add etc, peat and what not.........some of these can/could be added to ADA AS as well.
While I do not swear by most of those other items from ADA.........they do not harm anything, I just question whether they offer any real benefit. Many have tried adding ADA AS alone anbd with ADA AS + PS or or the other additives from ADA, without any significant differences.
I have not seen any differences.
I've tried and looked.
I do see nice differences and have measured ADA's AS over time also.
So that's a clear significant difference and you will see quite a bit vs flourite.
But without doing a replacement series test, you cannot answer which part of their "system" is doing the effect, you can say the system works, just not which specific part
Adding more aqua soil in place of the space that was occupied power sand is still a good sale and more long term ferts for the plants. It's one nice homogenous sediment and no layering.
I use it.
ADA tanks are also quite nice.
I use those as well.