Fixer bottle question

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  1. Rhodes

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    Another fixer bottle question. Good idea to store the fixer working solution in a brown glass bottle, like the ones of acids and that was used to store microdol working solution? The bottle in question was in a old lab, with noting and I already washed the best I can!
     
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    Bottle type doesn't matter so much with fixer, so long as it's clean and no contamination or debris floating around in it.
     
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    Yes it's fine. I used to work in a university photo lab where we store fixer in a 2 gallon brown glass jug.
     
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    I use old plastic milk cartons (4 L or 1 US gallon). Then I can rinse and reuse if there is no precipitate or I can rinse and throw out.

    PE
     
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    Plastic white vinegar bottles are even better. The 1-gal. size is emptied in the fall when it's time to make dill pickles. Vinegar bottles are made of thicker plastic than milk bottles and you will not have problems with age-induced lactose intolerance.
     
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    mts, that's a great quote but I can't find anyone but you stating it by googling. Do you know the source?
     
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    Beware, some plastic bottles used in the food industry are now designed to break down over time, this follows the trend of many supermarkets who's thin bags start to crumle and flake after a couple of year or so.

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    Costco sells milk in these squarish 1 gallon jugs that have a stupid huge 1.5" mouth (holds a giant funnel) which makes for easy pouring and refilling, with no splashes. The jug has a big old handle, too. I've been really happy with these for the stop and fix. Film and paper developer still stays in brown glass.