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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    Water is not wasted. It is always in cycle. Unless you are using electrolysis to break apart water molecules. Then water is in fact, actually lost.
    Or with fracking, removed out of the water cycle 'cos it's too polluted to do anything with.

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    I accept Im a poor statistion and a scatter brain. But alas that won't reduce the effect of global warming long term.

    We have built on flood plains that flood every year even in drought!
    You guys are farming and fruit orchard in semi arid...

    You need water conserveration now.
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    Our film atoms are being transformed into atoms that don't work in my camera...

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    I use hypo clear. It uses less water, it's less wasteful, I can get my negatives dry faster (since I will finish washing earlier). And most of all, it gets the stain out of Kodak films. I do not like to over fixate my films, since I already fix them for 6min in rapid fixer.

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    Does anyone use the 2x time to clear method?
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    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Does anyone use the 2x time to clear method?
    yup
    otherwise you have no idea if you fixed enough or not ... that is, ifyou use your fix more than once

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    I use 2x for traditional film (Plus-X) and 3x for T-grain film (TMY)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I use 2x for traditional film (Plus-X) and 3x for T-grain film (TMY)
    What are you using 2x and 3x?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    hi mark

    i don't use hypo clear but perma wash ( similar but a little different )
    i fix 2x in separate fix baths for recommended times
    rinse film ( and paper ) for recommended time
    then into the perma wash for recommended time
    then wash out perma wash for recommended time ( sometimes 2x that time if i am paranoid )

    i think for film it is something like 2 mins rinse, 2min perma, then 2min wash,
    double weight paper 5 mins wash &c
    single weight paper, half that ..
    since i can't remember, i consult the package ( not all brands are the same ) .

    the hypo clear is a substance ( sodium sulfate ? ) that grabs free floating fixer/hypo molecules off of your film / paper / water
    and helps you clear your film /paper/ stuff of these molecules that are just hanging out, not doing anything.
    ( it is based on the us navy's using sea water to reduce wash times in ww2, similar stuff )
    just do what the package of your hypo clear says to do and you won't have troubles and it will reduce your wash times.

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/5...ly-way-do.html
    also has info on the soak-method ..

    have fun
    john
    Thanks John.

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    For those of you that use hypo-clear with film, how much water do actually you use per film. I use the Ilford method which means 4 tanks of water per film; 3 for washing and 1 for photo flo. For a 120 film that's 4 x 500 ml = 2 liter, for a 135 film it's 4 x 300 ml = 1.2 liter. I always thought that with film and RC paper it wasn't worth the hassle to use hypo-clear and dumping an extra chemical down the drain. So I'm just wondering how much water savings we're talking about. I'm all for water and energy conservation, that's not the issue.

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