I have a large tank I run with a sump. For years I used bioballs but for the past year Poret sponges have been the biomedia. They are much better than bioballs, I haven't had a single outbreak of green water since getting them into the sump. Very impressed with sponges. The not Poret sponge that came with my sump a decade ago is still sponging away too, sponges are very long lasting!