1.5L-2L Photo bottles?

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  1. EASmithV

    EASmithV Member

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    I just got a very cool sheet film developing tank that can do a ton of 4x5 at once. However this tank needs around 1.5L of chemistry, and I did a search and couldn't find any 1.5-2L photo bottles.

    Anyone know where I can get some?

    (Hard sided bottles only please, I don't trust those accordion ones)
     
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  2. MattKing

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    The new 2 litre Coca-Cola bottles available around here seem to be much more durable and "stiff" then the older ones.
     
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    Jobo has 2L bottles, but new ones are a little dear.
    usplastics.com is a good source for bottles of all sorts.
     
  4. Patrick Robert James

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    OJ bottles are good. Some have wide mouths as well (Tropicana 1.75l) and are PETE. I have been using those lately.
     
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    If you have to have 2 liter, PET soda bottles are a good bet. Personally, I use 1 gallon glass (empty from the lab I work at) or 1 liter amber Boston round bottles like at SKS bottles. . Years ago I bought a case of one quart and 8 oz from there with the Phenolic/poly cone caps. Really nice for chemicals as long as you don't drop them!
     
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    While they aren't hard-sided, I've been using Platypus bottles (http://cascadedesigns.com/platypus/bottles-and-storage/platy-bottle/product) for years and really liked them. They come in 500ml, 1 liter, 2-liter (and larger I think) and allow you to get all air out. Since they are soft-sided, they do need to be stored in a container that will support them or laid on their sides. The bottles I've stored D-76 in have slowly (over years) turned brown, but I'm not sure if this is staining from used chemistry or oxidization through the plastic.
     
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    Amen, to US Plastics for bottles and a bunch of other stuff made from plastic. Tubing, fittngs, etc.