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    Has anyone used Agfa Fix-AG?

    I recently picked up some Agfa Fix-AG which I've not used before. The dilutions listed on the bottle for FB paper fixing are 1:7 and 1:9 The respective times for these dilutions are 1-3 minutes and 3-5 minutes.

    I would love to be able to use it at 1:7 for 1 minute fixing time to minimise fixer retention and wash times but can anyone verify this is Ok. Should I just go with the standard 1:4 dilution if I want short fixing times?

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    The shorter times are for fresh fixer. As the fixer is reused the fixing time will become longer. So you might be able to get by with 1 min for the first few prints. But I would not recommend it..
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    I cracked open an age-old 5L bottle of Agfa fix last fall. Some sediment on the bottom, but I decanted the top, mixed it up, and it worked still. Was noticeably weaker, so I used it more concentrated, and for prints only--I can always remake those.

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    Usually fixer concentrate tends to sulfur out over the years. It's still usable, but yes, I would up the concentration and avoid getting the particulate matter involved. That being said, a small amount of particulate won't harm anything.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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