Dipping cage for reels

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  1. presspass

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    I'm going back to replenished Xtol - never should have left. I use the hard rubber Kodak tanks with floating lids and have a thing I had made up - two stainless rods that each hold three Jobo reels. I have read that Hewes makes a cage that holds reels and that seems a bit more suited to the job. Are they still made? For that matter, is Hewes still in business?
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    Welcome to Apug, come and stay a long time. We have a Pennsy Photo group that you may wish to join, hopefully we get many people from around the state and can arrange meet-ups.
     
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    What size reels are you using? What size tank? I've got a couple of reel cages for 8x10 tanks that hold 35 or 120 reels.
     
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    Thanks for the link, Matt. I didn't know Hewes manufactured all of those tanks, hangers, cages, clips and other goodies. If the rest is as high quality as their reels, then its definitely worth looking into...

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    You can order most of that large tank stuff, including cages via B&H in nyc. Though it's special order, so takes a few weeks to drop ship.

    Or hunt around online. I just picked up a second cage for a 3.5 gallon tank online. People are happy to get rid of them usually.