Precursor to my question; My local LFS is not paying their bills to their supplier, I have noticed their range of API water treatments dwindling, to the point of have no stock of some types, or no big bottles. They don't even any algeacide! Come on guys pay your bills and keep stocks of the regular stuff!
Anyway, back to the topic;
I wanted a large bottle of API Water Conditioner with Stress Coat for my Discus tank but my LFS didn't have any (only smaller bottles). The guy recommends Seachem Prime instead saying that it is better for the money, doses are smaller and that 'everyone uses it now'. The comment 'everyone uses it now' didn't sit well with me (I felt he was just trying to sell me anything) so instead, I bought a small bottle of API WC to tide me over till they get larger bottles back in stock.
He did asked me 'why do I use that anyway?', I got the feeling was not a fan of it. I answered 'It seems to work, my fish are happy and I don't seem to get skin irritations, so I have stuck with it'
But am I too set in my ways? What I want to know is Seachem Prime really better?
Is the comment 'everyone uses it now' valid?
I have been using API WC for quite some time and find it quite good.
What do you think?