Compost Tea System10™
The System10 is ideal for homeowners, small nursery operations and research environments. This model delivers the same reliable performance as our larger Systems, with greater portability and convenience. Our patented Compost Tea Systems™ are designed for durability, ease of use, and years of safe and consistent operation.
- Patented Compost Tea System™ design
- Fine Bubble Diffusion technology
- Industrial grade components
- Convenient 10-gallon size
- Easy to clean
|Tank capacity||10 gallons/40 liters|
|Aeration||Fine Bubble Diffusion|
|Air delivery||Piston air pump|
|Tank/Stand||UV stabilized polyethylene|
|Valves/fittings||Banjo® glass-filled polypropylene|
|Fasteners||18-8 Stainless steel|
|Weight||27 pounds/12 kilos|
|Dimensions||20 x 20 x 27 inches
51 x 51 x 71 centimeters
|Brew time||24 hours|
Growing Solutions patented
Fine Bubble Diffusion technology
All Growing Solutions Compost Tea Systems use our Fine Bubble Diffusion dynamic aeration process. Each Fine Bubble Diffusion aeration disc has 4,000 engineered perforations (1mm in size) that provide consistent air bubble size and velocity. The Compost Tea solution is thoroughly mixed by the Fine Bubble Diffusion aeration process inside the tank, eliminating the need for external agitation. This dynamic aeration process ensures maximum oxygen transfer efficiency, creating an optimum environment for reproduction of beneficial aerobic microorganisms. Each disc’s perforations self seal when the Compost Tea System is off, preventing back flow of Compost Tea into the air manifold.
Fine Bubble Diffusion aeration discs
Fine Bubble Technology aeration discs are found in all of our Compost Tea Systems. This aeration technology had been in use for more than 40 years in many applications throughout the world. The intelligent design of these discs help to realize highly efficient transfer of oxygen in the compost tea solution. The aeration discs are engineered with 4,000 1mm perforations with a one-way release air valve, a self-sealing design that prevents back-flow of any liquid when the disc is not inflated. The discs provide a high volume of aeration that creates a thorough homogeneity throughout the tank, eliminating the need for external mechanical mixing of the Compost Tea solution.
Custom engineered filter basket tray
The System10’s custom engineered compost filter basket tray holds one filter basket placed in a fixed location directly over the Fine Bubble Diffusion aeration disc in the bottom of the tank ensuring a high volume of air is surrounding the filtration area. The ABS tray is manufactured by an industrial vacuum-forming process to aerospace standards for precision, durability, and longevity, and is completely recyclable.
Italian designed compost filter basket
The System10’s Italian designed and manufactured compost filter basket is produced from industrial grade nylon mesh for extended field-longevity and compost extraction efficiency.
Dispensing finished compost tea
The System10’s industrial graded valve provides reliable long term use. Finished Compost Tea can be dispensed from this valve into any suitable container. This is also the lowest point of the tank, providing the most efficient drain point when cleaning the System with fresh water.
Easy to clean
Designed for user-friendly cleaning, the System10 has easy access to reach all areas inside the tank for thorough rinsing. All components are removable by hand for rinsing and cleaning.
Adding Compost Tea Catalyst
OMRI Listed for quality assurance and organic compliance, Growing Solutions Compost Tea Catalyst is a unique blend of ingredients formulated to stimulate diverse microbial growth during aerated Compost Tea production. Compost Tea Catalyst is a balanced nutrient source that significantly increases the biodiversity and growth of microorganisms found in compost. Available in five convenient sizes depending on your production needs.
The System10 on Martha Stewart
Growing Solutions Founder and CEO Michael Alms appears on The Martha Stewart Show with the System10. As Martha notes on her blog: “Compost tea has many benefits: It improves soil structure; reduces water stress; can be applied as foliar spray; is an ideal organic alternative to toxic chemical pesticides and fertilizer; is safe for people, pets, and the environment; and is very cost-effective. …Growing Solutions’ line of systems has been designed to produce high-quality, consistent compost tea in a way that’s easy-to-use and cost-effective. Their System10 is ideal for homeowners and small nurseries, as it delivers the same reliable performance as larger systems, but with greater portability and convenience.” Read the full post here. See Martha’s System10 in use here and her System25 in use here