Developing tanks

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    I need some developing tanks of good quality. Nearly all of mine leak at the lid. I'm about go on a trip and return from a trip with lots of film so larger tanks are my first priority. I use stainless steel reels. Looking for a good four roll tank. Maybe bigger? Some two rolls if you have any and possibly a couple 120 reels.

    Let me know what you have.

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    Have you ever used Paterson tanks?
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of plastic tanks. I find it much easier to load my Hewes ss reels.
     
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    It depends on what leakage you are prepared to put up with. The only tank I have found that is genuinely leak-proof is the Durst. The drawback is that, as I understand it, they only made a 120 and 135 tank and each only takes one film at a time. I don't think Durst made multiple film tanks like Paterson and Jobo

    If I may ask, what's the problem with very small leaks and by that I mean leaks that after the normal development time and n inversion agitation have not resulted in the critical loss of developer to the extent that the top of the film is exposed without total coverage by developer.

    A few extra cc's of developer and fixer at the start will ensure that the film is always covered.

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    I have a SS tank or two. Let me look in the basement, and I'll PM you.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I really don't mind a little leakage but my tanks are all mixed up with non matching caps and all seem to leak a lot. One of them is so loose that if you don't hold the lid on it will fall off. I just think it's time for an upgrade.
     
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    Do you use plastic/rubber caps or stainless? I use rubber caps and wind electric tape (1 or 2 times) around the opening of the tank. It keeps the lid very snag and I get no leakage.
     
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    OK and thanks for reply, mexipike.

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    I have a few if you still need them. Just let me know.
     
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    I have two stainless 120 spools and a 120 tank 2 35mm tanks with spool and 1 35mm spool only but no stainless big tanks except the one I built.