Congratulations on starting home E6! Easy and you will save yourself $$$ plus excellent quality. Dont know about the red cast, check the manual that came with the Tetenal kit, it has specific instructions for this with Fuji, Kodak, and Agfa films. As for the JOBO, hope it is just a fuse, but that is exactly why I dont want one. Big upfront cost, then the issues with maintenance. Really, you dont need it. A Paterson 5 reel hand tank is fine, inexpensive, and maybe even better results than JOBO. So if JOBO is broken, spend $50 on this and you will be set to do 5 35mm or 3 120 at a time.