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post #11 of 13 Old 03-08-2009, 08:10 PM
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Nitrifying bacteria cannot live indefinitely without oxygen and food but I don't know what the actual time window is. Anyone??

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post #12 of 13 Old 03-09-2009, 05:59 AM
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I would think that as soon as oxygen in the bag was used up ,the bacteria would begin to die. I would think hours ,rather than days. But don't hold me to that.

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post #13 of 13 Old 03-09-2009, 09:14 AM
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I'm thinking along the same lines that 1077 is. If there is no new oxygen getting inside the bag, it cannot survive. At most, I'm guessing 4 to 8 hours...
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