Okay, so I just got my new to me Unicolor drums for doing 8x10, so I can stop being a bat. I also just got some WD2D+ to try from PF and thought I'd give'em a try together, and yes I've heard it doesn't like tubes, and I have heard from others that it's fine. (In my case here's what happened- J&C 100, WD2D+, 1:1:50 250ml, 8 min on reversing motor, developer came out very oxidized as expected, 250ml water stop (3 water changes the second time as my initial thought was that developer was somehow carrying through to the fix), then 250ml TF4 fix for 2 min. When I poured the fixer out it looked like HC110. It still smells the same, and checks good, except it is orange. WTF? Is this normal with WD2D? The negs are very nice- no streaks or other rollo problems, and appear to have good stain and densities appropriate to a pyro neg, assuming they are properly fixed.
I have accomplished this twice in a row now, so its not a fluke. Does this developer need a different fixer? Does it mean nothing?