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    I'm getting results I can live with finally. Takes a bit of learning to judge the filter changes. One thing I'm curious about is the rinse cycle. The final rinse is supposed to be a 1.5 minute rinse. Can this be replaced by several cycles of water in the tube or does it need to be taken out and rinsed in a tray for greatest efficiency and economy of water use?
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    Gary;

    I usually run from 20 - 40 prints per night when printing. I take them out of the drum in pairs or 4s depending on drum after a 1' wash with 4 changes of water. Then I place them in a still tray filled with water at about 80 deg F and let them sit while doing all prints for an evening.

    At the end, I take them out of the large tray and wash them in groups of 2 - 4 in a tray of running water for about 2' at 85 deg F. This is about right.

    PE

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    Thanks! Much better that running a full wash one print at a time.
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    Okay, that worked well. Nother question. I've been using the presoak and optional stop bath with rinse to be sure of no streaking. This has worked well but I wonder if running straight from the developer to the blix stops the development as fast as the stop bath. I see a real saving in time doing that but how prone is it to make streaks or marks using a drum? The one I'm using now is smooth sided and I'm using 40ml a run.
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    In nearly 30 years of C-41 processing including tank, basked and drum and even using experimental bleaches, I have never ever seen streaks without a stop bath. OTOH, I do see them with paper and need a stop after the RA developer.

    PE

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