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    Re the photoflo discussion, I mix it in advance and then pour the solution slowly into the tank. Agitation is with the Paterson twirly stick. No bubbles.

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    I soak in photo-flo (8 drops per 500 ml), then hang the negatives and squirt them down with a VERY dilute photo-flo solution (maybe 1-2 drops per 500 ml). Works just fine for me. I've never had a problem with spotting. Perhaps the squirting is entirely unnecessary, but my five-year-old enjoys it (it is her darkroom "chore").

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    I also use distilled water as our tap water is positively chunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I add the Photoflo to the water, not the water to the Photoflo. I think that's why you're getting so much foam. When I've seen significant bubbles, I've had poor drying and water spots. So I keep the amount of Photoflo to a minimum.
    I gave this a shot over the weekend and it works much better. No foam at all!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    I guess it depends on how you use it. I keep tempered water in a separate bowl, and I add the appropriate amount of wetting agent to it.
    Then off the reel I see saw the length of the film through the solution, ten times. No bubbles.
    Me to, that keeps the reel out of the photo flow.
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