I am relatively new to this site. I have been reading various threads for some time now and I have to say that I have found it to be very helpful and informing.
I came upon a problem which is a first for me (i haven't been developing my own films for a long time now).
I have followed the below procedure which has caused this fogging problem shown at the attached image.
This was the first time I tried to do a stand development process (if you can call this that):
Film - Kodak TRI-X 400 at 800
Developer - Agfa Rodinal 1:100
Duration - 1 hour (Stand developed) at 20°C
1) Prewash: 3 minutes (at 20°C), development at 20°C.
2) 30 seconds mild agitation at the beginning, then 5 seconds gentle agitation every 30 minutes.
3) Wash film 2-3 times.. i.e. filling tank with water, agitating and then throwing away
4) Adding fixer and mild agitation every 30 seconds for 4-5 minutes
5) Finally following the Ilford environmentally friendly process of film washing procedure + one final wash with Ilfotol to prevent water stains.
Negatives were great after coming out of the tank - they became all foggy the next day (I don't mind the way the attached image looks, it kind of works for me to be honest. However I would prefer that I knew what I was doing so that these things shouldn't happen unexpectedly).
Now the thing is I know I am not doing this the proper way - have to say that I don't really worry about archival matters i.e. preserving my negatives for more than 5 years. Besides the first 2 steps of the above procedure the rest is what I allways do for developing my films and have to say that all past negatives still look great.
If you have any tips on how to do this properly, either by using more chemicals (hopefully less water) I would appreciate it if you could help out.