E6 color developer question

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by allsystemsfail, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. allsystemsfail

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    I mix color developer/replenisher in 5 gallon buckets. Every so often I'll check it the day after and there is a ring of white silky, stringy crystals around the inside of the bucket. It dose not happen every time I remix. Any ideas what causes this? Or how to avoid it. Before I mix I clean the inside of the bucket with water and a scrubber. Please help.

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    Is it cold there?
     
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    No, room temp stays around 70. After I noticed it yesterday I scraped it off and stirred it up and this morning it is not there. It has all dissolved. Could it be I am not stirring it enough initially?