Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
My 2c. Diffusion, as opposed to agitation, plays the
largest part in clearing negatives and prints, so time
spent in water is valuable, ....
In fact diffusion is THE mechanism by which our negatives
and prints are ridded of their fixer. It is true that agitation
will speed the process but given enough time still water
soaks alone will do the job. There is no need to hover
over the tank or leave the water running.

Ilford's method is very thrifty of water; three measures
will do. Each change takes double the time of the previous.
Deeply embedded fixer must work it's way to the surface.
I use Ilford's method in a relaxed matter allowing for
some agitation and some rest time. Jugged room
temperature water makes for clean results
sooner. Dan