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    Need some help

    Noticed a few of those lately. I know it's developing problem, but is it badly loaded film or just not enough agitation?
    BTW it's Tri-x in RO9 I think. 7 min four turns every min.

    Cheers, Wojtek.
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    Air bubbles. Try more volume of developer in the tank.

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    will do, ta

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    Too little agitation

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    Which developing tank you are using and how many ml of developer was inside? Do you hit bottom of the tank with palm of the hand after agitation to release air bubbles? Also on the beginning of development you agitate 30 sec or just 4 agitations on the beginning?

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    Paterson tank with 500ml and everything apart from 30 sec. Only 4 times.

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    Indeed an agitation problem and I suspect that Tri-X is more suscetable for this then for instance TMY-II. Tri agitating a bit more after a first minute constant agitation and see if that solves the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huub View Post
    first minute constant agitation
    Yes. This is probably root cause of the problem. try first 30-60 sec constant agitation.

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    In addition to all the above excellent advice, you might like to try a pre-soak before developing as this will help the developer wet all the film straightaway. Another thing to be careful about is that after use you wash all the tank components very thoroughly, especially the spirals as a tiny trace of wetting agent can cause bubbles too.


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    In addition to all the agitation scenarios, possibly the spiral has slipped upwards a little during agitation, leaving one end of the film at or near the developer surface. Make sure the reel is at the base of the centre column and, if necessary, wrap a rubber-band around the column to hold the spiral in place at the lowest point.

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