Glad to hear it worked out. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way, even when it hurts our pride.
Can you tell us which developer you did use and what is the correct dilution, so that none of us need to do the same mistake?
They are a local brazilian brand called CompactColor, the kit is the TotalFlex.
The mistake I made was to assume that the difference between replenisher and developer was simply 10ml of starter. IIRC last time I mixed RA4 (in the 90s) the kit I used was like that.
Anyway, this kit has a very concentrated replenisher and along with the starter you have to add lots of water to make it into a developer.
I skipped that step and loaded an entire Colex tank with replenisher.
Next time I'll the "Heist" philosophy:
D.A. Freccia: You're a pretty smart fella.
Joe Moore: Ah, not that smart.
D.A. Freccia: [If] you're not that smart, how'd you figure it out?
Joe Moore: I tried to imagine a fella smarter than myself. Then I tried to think, "what would he do?"