Thanks everyone for your advice, information, and recommendations, I greatly appreciate it. There is a lot of experience and a wealth of information on this site. My main concern was the low ph I was experiencing with the Turface MVP and the big ph swings when I was doing water changes. This is my first planted tank and I want to keep it as simple as possible until I gain more knowledge and experience.
With that in mind, I stopped at a local Tractor Supply Company on the way home to night and picked up a bag of Black Diamond Blasting sand ($8 and some change). I rinsed it out and replaced the Turface. I did a 50% water change and the ph has been hovering around 6.7. Normally at this point the ph would have dropped to the upper 5s. I'll have to see what the ph will be tomorrow. It was funny, while I was at the TSC the gentleman that was assisting me ask what I was going to do with the blasting sand. When I told him it was for my aquarium he smiled and said that they get a lot of people in buying BDBS for aquariums.