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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    During the big East Coast Black Out a couple of years ago, I filled several bottles with Dark and offered to sell them to folks on APUG who needed to charge up their newly built darkrooms. I might have a couple of bottles left if you are interested.
    I might need a couple of bottles. My darkroom has developed a dark leak around one of the windows I've installed a deadlight in. The gasket is starting to come unglued and rather than fix it, I'd like to just pour in a little photo-grade dark once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    During the big East Coast Black Out a couple of years ago, I filled several bottles with Dark and offered to sell them to folks on APUG who needed to charge up their newly built darkrooms. I might have a couple of bottles left if you are interested.
    You should be ashamed of yourself for that scam. You know there is no such thing as light. All there is is dark. What do you see when a light bulb quits working? It is all clogged up with dark from sucking it out of the room. Fireplaces, too, get clogged up with dark. I know this to be a fact because I saw it long ago in the "Journal of Irreprodicible Results", which was certainly a reputable scientific journal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gainer
    You should be ashamed of yourself for that scam.
    Hey, this is some of the finest Dark that money can buy. You've heard of legendary quality of Leitz? Well this is Darkz.

    It was collected near NYC so it contains the exact proper combination of smog, toxic fumes and particulate matter to give it that distinctive "Springtime in Secaucus New Jersey" character, but this is rated "Photo Grade A"
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Please watch out with bottles previous used for food/beverage. Store them in a safe place so that children or ourselves can not mistake them for drinks. I usually add some bright orange harmful stickers - on the outside.

    Darkness?
    I learned a very simple trick from our cat, when she was younger, she thought that if she closes her eyes and could not see us - we could not see her either. So close your eyes and enjoy the darkness.
    Colour? We can always use an airbrush later...

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    I use green plastic beverage bottles. I figure that if they're safe for food, they must be pretty neutral and if they can hold in carbonation indefinitely, they must be airtight. They are also way cheap if you occasionally drink 7 Up.

    I completely remove the original plastic lable and write the chem contents on it with a fat marker and store it on my darkroom shelf.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    Hey, this is some of the finest Dark that money can buy. You've heard of legendary quality of Leitz? Well this is Darkz.

    It was collected near NYC so it contains the exact proper combination of smog, toxic fumes and particulate matter to give it that distinctive "Springtime in Secaucus New Jersey" character, but this is rated "Photo Grade A"
    Well, that's different. I lived in NYC for a while during WWII. Now that is genuine dark. A little bit of that would clog up a 60 watt bulb in a hyrry.
    Gadget Gainer

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    A few years back I worked in the same building as a physics lab - they had analytical grade dark. If you asked nicely they'd let you have a some - that was luxury.

    Now I have to make my own dark, and it's pretty low quality. My food grade dark seems to work OK most of the time though.

    Just feel sorry for Ole in Norway - he has to go for months in the summer during the "Dark shortage". The entire country runs out of dark! They have very poort Dark conservation policies in Scandinavia...

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    Very low grade dark in the Orkneys in summer as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127
    Just feel sorry for Ole in Norway - he has to go for months in the summer during the "Dark shortage". The entire country runs out of dark! They have very poort Dark conservation policies in Scandinavia...
    Yes - we use it all up in the winter so the northern lights are more visible. And Christmas trees too, of course. Then just to be sure we light huge bonfires at midsummer!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
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    Don't need any dark, sorry... I use burned out lightbulbs in all the fixtures, gives me all the dark I need in rooms.

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