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    I was watching one of those home shopping shows and they were selling a device that sucks the air out of partially used bottles of wine and seals them to keep them fresh. I am wondering whether something like that would be useful to prevent oxidation of photographic solutions.

    Any thoughts?
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flotsam
    I was watching one of those home shopping shows and they were selling a device that sucks the air out of partially used bottles of wine and seals them to keep them fresh. I am wondering whether something like that would be useful to prevent oxidation of photographic solutions.
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    I'm wondering as well. It should ... but???
    Carpe erratum!!

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    Some gum, a soda straw, and lung power is all you really need. KIDDING!

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    Well, to remove oxygen from bottles of dev. etc. the best you can use is Tetenal Protectan spray. If this should not be available in the US just put in some drops of ether on top of the solution. Old trick, works fine.
    Digital is best taken with a grain of silver.

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    Does anyone use those bottles that compress down in size? They seem ok but I wonder if they collect junk in the cracks?

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    Sean, I used to use those bottles (made by Falcon, I think), but you are correct - They worked really well, but over time I did start to see a build of junk in the cracks. Still have them, just prefer the old brown plastic jugs. Have heard of someone using nitrogen gas to evacuate the air? Does anyone know how much difference this makes? If so what difference with dev. vs fix (stop bath and toners?)???
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    Tetenal Protectan = Propane+butane -> gas lighter refuel.
    It works, I use it.

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    Bubbling nitrogen (or argon) through a solution works well. I regularly use this method. Both are very cheap.

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    What about bladder style bags? Seems like they would work well?

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