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    C-41 - First Batch - Film Not entirely Clear

    I've just processed my first batch of C-41 film, using the Teteanl 'Jobo' Press kit. The film has come out not completely clear, if it were B&W, I would put it through the fixer again. Is this normal, or should I Blix it? It was in the blix for about 6 minutes, and I only mixed the powder just before processing with distilled water (5 min recommended in instructions).

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    I should add, the film base is only slightly opaque, such as when fixer starts to lose its strength.

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    Did you put it in the blix again?

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    I have not yet, as this was my first batch and it is combined with bleach, I was not sure if extended time would do harm. I guess not being fully fixed will for sure!

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    Is the base slightly orange? I've had this happen a couple times with the tetenal kit. Just reblix it for a couple minutes. But since it's c41 it will never be completely transparent (like B&W) it will stay kinda orange.
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    Now that the film is dry, the base is completely clear, but it does have a strong brown tint, which seems to be common with the tetenal kit from what I'm reading. I haven't used colour neg film in years, and have never used the new version of Portra 160.

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    All depends on the film stock and the chems. Hope they print well!
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    Another funny thing is the Blix is really expanding. The lid popped off my tank several times during processing, and I lost half of it. Now I have about 500ml in a 1000ml bottle, and even still the bottle is a bit puffy.

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    I haven't had any expansion in mine.
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    Too much developer carry over causes the foaming or co2 production. I used a stop bath and a water rinse before the blix for the second roll. made a huge difference.
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