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How would it disintegrate? As hard as the stuff is, and as low (relatively) a flow rate is through it, it will last us, our kids and grandkids lifetimes.

We have a dam (420') with 3 18' diameter discharge tubs putting out 10,000 cf/s of water, ceramic lined. The COE said it will last 100+ years.
Ceramic varies a lot, some of it is used as body armor.

biomedia probably isn't going to disentegrate though. Plus, you've probably got far more surface area for bacteria than you need (especially in a planted tank) so it doesn't matter if the pores get clogged.

If you do want to replace it/buy more biomedia, there is no reason to use the eheim brand. Get whatever is cheapest.
eg https://www.petsolutions.com/Default.aspx?ItemID=10121190
 
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