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    Fix in the dev- please help.

    Yesterday I contaminated my 4.5l bottle of 1:9 ilfosol 3 with 300ml of 1:4 ilford rapid fix. Will this have any effect on developing film in the future? Any answer would be welcome. Thanks in advance.

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    It's totally ruined, there's nothing you can do now except throw it away.

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    The developer is gone, bin it.

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    Developer is ruined, dump it
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    To avoid ever doing this again, have you thought about using colour coded bottles, or coloured tape around them?
    Dev = Blue, Stop = Yellow, Fix = Red.

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    Hardy: Stan, this is another fine fix you got us in!

    Dump it and thoroughly rinse the bottle.
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    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    4.5L bottle?! What did you do, mix up the entire bottle into working solution? If so, don't. Only mix up the quantity you need. Unless you're developing a boatload of film, working solution will not last very long stored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    To avoid ever doing this again, have you thought about using colour coded bottles, or coloured tape around them?
    Dev = Blue, Stop = Yellow, Fix = Red.
    Or, at least, label every bottle in large, easy to read letters. Gaff tape or duct tape and a magic marker is all you need. Use colored markers if you like. This is what I do. I also label my beakers to prevent any mix-ups while processing.

    Wrap the tape all the way around the bottle and repeat the label so you can read it from any angle.

    Make the letters big enough that you can read them in the dark.
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    yes, bin it under 'experience ,i guess, and don't feel too bad. we all have done similar mistakes. i used fixer prior to developer once.cor coding helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    i used fixer prior to developer once.
    I did this quite recently. Had doled out the necessary chems into their usual containers for use, took them upstairs to allow them to warm for a few hours (I do most work in the basement) and allowed them to get shuffled around carrying them down and didn't bother to recheck the order even though they are marked. It was 35mm and knew what I had done the second I pulled the film off the reel. [sigh].
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