My Phototherm Processor was used for 7-Step E-6. Now that there are no E6 Chemicals available in Canada & impossible to import. I am presently testing Kodak Ektar 100 & the Jobo C-41 Press Kit is the only combination easily available in Canada. The C-41 process programmed on the Phototherm is: Water Preheat: Varies Dev: 3:15 Bleach: 6:30 Water Wash: 1:30 Fix: 6:30 Water Wash (2X) : 1:30 Stab: 1:30 The Jobo C-41 Kit for Rotary Processors Times are: Dev: 3:15 Blix: 6:00 Water Wash: 2:00 Water Wash: 2:00 Stab: 1:30 I do not want to change the chip ($100) for processing C-41 in the Phototherm since I do not process as a lab, also maybe in 3 months I may have to find another solution for the C-41 process due to availability of C-41 Chemicals in Canada. I can't skip steps with the Phototherm. My question is if I replace my step 2 Bleach/ Phototherm with water with some Stop Bath for 6:30. Will the film be damaged or inaccurate rotating in water that long (8 minutes in total) before the Blix Step?. I do want to save the chemicals for at least 12 rolls instead of the recommended 8 Rolls, the Blix will not contain any Developer this way, I will place the Blix in the Phototherm/ Fix Step. Wondering if anyone has a chemistry flavored answer before I try a 2-3 frames of a exposed film test I know the safe way would be to just wash for a extra 6:30 instead, otherwise replace the Fix/ Phototherm with water.