First post on APUG, so first of all hello. This forum looks like it can, and will, be very educational. I have been shooting 35mm B&W film for a short while now, about 1-2 rolls per week, and for the type of photography I do I am enjoying the process so much more than I did with digital. Last month, I decided that I would like to start processing my own film at home, and then scan it myself as well. I've decided on either the 9000F or V600 for the scanning task at a sub-$200 price point, and now I'm digging in to the processing side of things. Eventually I could see myself setting up a darkroom for printing, but that is a little ways off. I want to start slowly. Yesterday, I purchased a spiral tank on e-bay - 2 35mm reels which fit at the same time, and one 120 reel. It should be here at week end. My initial thoughts are to stick with either ID-11 or DD-X developer, and Ilford for the rest of my chemistry as well - for no other reason than because I'm shooting more Ilford film than not, and I need to start somewhere. I need to purchase the remaining equipment as soon as I can put a list together. I've researched it a lot online, and I think I may have a good start. Looking for some confirmation. Tub Beakers for developer, fixer, stop, and maybe one to pre-mix my last wash with Ilfotol 3 funnels stirring rods thermometer film clips x 4 My initial thought is to process 2 rolls at once - so about once a week or so. Do I want to pre-mix at suggested 1+1 all at once and then store in the brown storage bottles, or just mix up what I need each week? Would it be "better", or easier, for me to stick with powder developer or liquid? Of course the powder seems much more cost-effective. What size beakers should I purchase? When finding the temperature of the liquids, do you just take that from the developer or do you test all three? That's all of the questions I can think of at the moment, and thank you in advance for helping me out. I'm excited to get started!