Washing film after Ilford rapid fixer

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  1. Matt5791

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    How long does film need washing after Ilford rapid fixer, is it still half an hour?
    Thanks,
    Matt
     
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    Matt, why don't you use the Ilford dump method, it's quicker and uses less water. Simple prepare enough water at 20c to wash the film as follows:
    fill tank with water and give 5 inversions before pouring away water, repeat but give 10, 20, 10 and 5 inversions and the film is washed.
     
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    And it’s even quicker if you do it in time to a Led Zeppelin number. :D
     
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    Ilford's film wash routine takes about five minutes and
    for 120 at 500ml a rinse uses 1.5 liters H2O. A good
    thing for me as I've very hard tap water.

    I'm quite sure the routine is 5, 10, 20 inversions with
    3 fresh waters. I follow with 1/2 strength Photo Flo.

    A very religious adherence to the 5, 10, 20 routine
    is not necessary. The routine's ingredients are the 3
    fresh waters and increasing time with each fresh water,
    all with some agitation. Any routine which at least equals
    Ilford's will be OK. A more thorough wash will result from
    ambient or warmer water.

    For a very detailed analysis of the Ilford sequence AND
    other wash related matters including FB and RC papers,
    from Google enter, ilford permanganate . Dan
     
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    Very helpful, thanks everyone - just finished washing!

    Matt