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    The fix itself is that dark... Again it happened overnight.

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    Rick tap water for everything but always has been... Yeah not going to use it haha

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    I have a strong suspicion that you poured used developer in the container.
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    Is it possible you poured the stop into the fix and the fix into the stop? It would account for there being full bottles. But given the colour, Jim's suggestion of developer is much better.
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    I guess it is possible, but you think it would turn it that dark/opaque overnight? From 20oz of dilution G HC110 being poured into 100oz of fix? That would be less than 1/4 oz of HC110 syrup in a gallon of fix. Shoot maybe I will mix up a fresh batch of fix and just try it. Hate wasting stuff though.

    I have left paper developer out for weeks, and it turns dark but slowly.

    Just curious mostly. I will dispose of the stop and fix.

    I will smell the stop tonight to see if it smells like fix.
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    I agree it might be developer poured in by mistake. I use HC-110 and save it for disposal in plastic jugs. It does turn dark overnight as it oxidizes. Sort of a lovely "dark golden honey" color though, not black. But who knows if it's mixed with a batch of used fixer.

    It seems like it must be some form of contamination, because used up fixer stays clear even after long storage.

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    I have observed this several times but only with fixer that was well used and had sat for some time without use. Other than those two factors the condition seems to be quite random.
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    Gerald me too. I store spent fix in five gallon buckets (less trips to the dump) and by the fifth gallon it is black like this but like you said... Spent and a year in a hot garage

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    Interesting! OK I definitely stand corrected. I've got a gallon of clear used fixer sitting in the garage and it's been there about a year. It's in a sealed container, maybe that makes a difference. I wonder what causes the black color you've both seen.

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    Ned mine is sealed too. Maybe the difference is heat? Is it hot by you?

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