You're quite right, Scott.
Running water will for most praktical purposes use more than 10 times the CLEAN water one uses by changing water X times in the tank. Since about 7 changes plus a little time is all that is really nevessary (se previous post with a simple calculus), its easy to see that changing water merely uses a gallon or a little more than that, while running water quickly uses 10 gallons or considerably more.
Since we're rinsing out chemicals, everyone must understand that the pollution argument is non-valid, both methods aims to put the same chemicals in the water. One method dumps them quickly, the other slowly, but that is inconcequental, this amount of now unclean water very quickly dissipates and mixes with enormous amount of unclean seewage.
In large parts of the world clean water is more valuable than oil...... so use it sparingly!
As if only the biggest amount counts and things don't all add up.
Sure, the Gulf spill is terrible.
But how is that a reason not to worry about all the other ways we polute the waters?
And are you saying that as soon as you PAY for something, it goes away?
As in: if BP PAYS everyone who wants to be payed a huge amount of money, then the Gulf isn't polluted anymore (or it still is, but it's not a big deal anymore)?
What about Lawn Fertilizers ? Soap ? Every other chemicals sold in the stores ??
What we are doing is within the legal rights as a US Citizen.
As to "YOU"... You should REALLY go DIGITAL and then you can sleep good at night knowing that you are not polluting the world water supply...
BUT WAIT... I bet the WASTE and the by-product from producing digital sensors and the required hardware to "GO DIGITAL" is much worse that WASHING FILM & PAPER.
So QG... You just need to relax and stop attacking people on APUG over this issue. There is nothing you can do about this topic. GET OVER IT !!
GO BUY SOME CARBON OFFSET CREDITS !!!
Scott (Proud to be a "AMERICAN FILM & PAPER WASHER")
You watch Fox a lot, don't you? :D
Actually, I might point out that the pollution to make and reclaim a digital sensor is far greater than that to make a run of film and process it simply due to the nature of the chemicals used. These include Arsenic, Selenium, Lead and Mercury to name a few.
And, the biggest pollution world wide is Agriculture and Aquaculture. These spread pesticides and disease from the cultivation and growth of plants and animals. And, they consume the most fresh water and put out the most polluted runoff in all countries. This is just an FYI.
This thread is about the best way to wash film, use the least water, etc. Specifically about how. Nice things. Please stick to the subject and take political rantings to the soapbox. Further OT comments will be deleted without ceremony. That is all.
We are just replying to his BS... That cat got out of hand and was attacking Ron.
I really don't care how people wash there stuff. I just don't like people with some GOD like attitude.
Ron Mowery has done so much for this forum and analog photography in general. I will not stand back and let people disrespect him.
Everything is cool here... Just no more BS !!