Apologies if covered elsewhere but please bear with me. Setting up my own darkroom for 35 and 120mm B&W development and I have reached the point when some important decisions need to be made in regards to...chemicals. So, in order to avoid becoming boring, my questions: Can I develop ANY B&W film (not chromogenic C-41) with ANY developer? Meaning can I develop a Tri-X with ID-11 for example? If the answer on the above is yes, were do I find the necessary dilution instructions? Do the developers come in different versions according to the film speed, or there Is just one and you play with the volume, dilution etc? Is it safe to assume that using same brand film+developer will produce the best result? Was thinking of starting out with either Tri-X 400 or T-Max 400, any good developers recommended for them? Is "stopping" using just water and not a dedicated stopper advisable? I was told I should choose 1-2 films and developer and stick with them, trying out different variations of exposures/developing, good advice? Do you recommend I should go for the 5Ltr developer or the 1Ltr will suffice for some time? Many many thanks In advance for all the precious help!