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Old 01-22-2006, 12:42 AM
NattyLawn NattyLawn is offline
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Originally Posted by muddstopper
The life span of microbes is about 1 1/2 minutes, in an un-oxygenated enviroment. teas last about 6 minutes, not hours.
Looks like we both are right. Taken from the Soil Food Web.
http://www.soilfoodweb.com/03_about_...rated_tea.html

If the aeration is turned off, it typically takes some time for the organisms to use up the air, and plunge into anaerobic conditions. A truly stable tea would only slowly use up oxygen and go anaerobic, usually in about 5 to 6 hours. But if the tea is not in a stable condition, then when aeration is turned off, oxygen levels will plunge within mere minutes to low, anaerobic levels.
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