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    Developer storage - not glass

    Hi,

    I find the idea of fractioning developer in many small containers ready for use not practical, mainly because it's difficult to find small containers that hold exactly the quantity that I need when filled to the brim.

    I find it a better idea to fill 1 L glass containers to the brim (which is slightly more than 1L) for storage, and then pour the rest in something like a floppy tank [see image] where air can be squeezed out.

    I would do the same when needing more developer, breaking open a 1 L container and empty it out in the floppy bag.

    I think many people are against plastic squeezable containers, but these floppy bags squeeze better than accordion bottles and in any case since they hold 2/3 doses, content will not have many chances to oxidize before the container gets empty.

    Does anybody have an idea about where to buy these?
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    Telling us where you are might help.

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    I am in Germany, but at least finding out the commercial name of the thing would help.

    Refillable bladder? Cappable?

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    WYSIWYG - At least that's my goal.

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    You can buy them prefilled from Maco and Generalphoto and probably others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    You can buy them prefilled from Maco and Generalphoto and probably others.

    Yes but I have no use for the Agfa developer they contain, so when they break (they are soft plastic) I will have to re-buy the Agfa developer and re-toss it...

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    Camping or outdoor stores would sell them, like here: https://www.globetrotter.de/shop/pla...tandard-112160

    But find out how "oxygen-tight" these things are.

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    Firstcall in the U.K. sell these bags but only full of chemical . If you are asking where you can buy empty bags to allow you to fill them yourself then I don't know and I suspect you are asking this. I think these bags are made specifically for certain makers who sell the developer/fixer etc on these bags and you may not be able to buy a few of them as a member of the public.

    However why not buy 3L wineboxes, drink the wine then re-use the bags. I do this all the time. Eventually the taps for pouring will leak but by then the winebag itself should probably be replaced.

    So unfortunately you have to buy more wine and drink it. A dirty job, as they say, but someone has got to do it

    pentaxuser

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    Firstcall in the U.K. sell these bags but only full of chemical . If you are asking where you can buy empty bags to allow you to fill them yourself then I don't know and I suspect you are asking this. I think these bags are made specifically for certain makers who sell the developer/fixer etc on these bags and you may not be able to buy a few of them as a member of the public.

    However why not buy 3L wineboxes, drink the wine then re-use the bags. I do this all the time. Eventually the taps for pouring will leak but by then the winebag itself should probably be replaced.

    So unfortunately you have to buy more wine and drink it. A dirty job, as they say, but someone has got to do it

    pentaxuser
    Well...that, I can do...

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    Search fleabay for "Collapsible Water Bottle". Most of them are only 16 oz, but there was one for 5l that just begs to have a batch xtol stored in it.
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