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    My experience was expensive, when I lived in an apartment while going to college, I bought them and one leaked and covered the carpet, I had them in a cardboard box, my fault, but they can leak. I had some expand and they don't stand up very well and can fall over at the most inopportune times. For what it's worth, it's not worth it in my mind.

    The other storage system I've heard about was a man who used brown glass jugs and filled them with marbles until a couple of them got heavy and broke.

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    Freestyle has Kalt bottles that work well.
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    perhaps the obvious

    your local photographic equipment dealer !!

    I bought one KALT 1g. expanding bottle, have yet to use it.....
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    This article may be of interest :-

    http://www.udmercy.edu/crna/agm/phenvitc.htm

    I no longer use accordion/concertina bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    The other storage system I've heard about was a man who used brown glass jugs and filled them with marbles until a couple of them got heavy and broke.

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    That's why I use plastic. I'm clumsy, so it's more likely that i'll knock one off the counter than get it too full of marbles
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    I use them for XTOL (2 2L + a regular 1L bottle) and haven't had a problem yet, although I just finished my first batch of XTOL (just over 6 months)...don't know if it takes more time for these bottles to degrade?

    I haven't found the cleaning too difficult, I just fill with soapy water, shake vigorously, dump and repeat until there are no more bubbles.

    Oh, and I bought mine at Adorama.
    Last edited by naugastyle; 11-02-2009 at 04:08 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naugastyle View Post
    I use them for XTOL (2 2L + a regular 1L bottle) and haven't had a problem yet, although I just finished my first batch of XTOL (just over 6 months)...don't know if it takes more time for these bottles to degrade?

    I haven't found the cleaning too difficult, I just fill with soapy water, shake vigorously, dump and repeat until there are no more bubbles.

    Oh, and I bought mine at Adorama.
    How much can you compress the 1-liter bottle for? In other words, how much liquid fits into a compressed 1-liter bottle? In my case, it was still 60 or 70%. I do not see the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmacphee View Post
    This article may be of interest :-

    http://www.udmercy.edu/crna/agm/phenvitc.htm

    I no longer use accordion/concertina bottles.

    It's a bit of a strech to base that reaction on that article. It defies my expriance. I keep my C41 alive for at least 6 months in these containers. I could go longer if I controlled the temp in that room (non ac).

    I am not going to deny a marginal amout of oxygen will get in, but not an amount that will serriously affect the task at hand. You will get more oxygen polution from opening up the bottle to use the contents. You would still have to do that with glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    How much can you compress the 1-liter bottle for? In other words, how much liquid fits into a compressed 1-liter bottle? In my case, it was still 60 or 70%. I do not see the point.
    As I said, the 1L bottle is a REGULAR bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naugastyle View Post
    As I said, the 1L bottle is a REGULAR bottle.
    Yes, but how much does it hold compressed vs uncompressed?
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