Quote Originally Posted by Rudeofus View Post
...nworth, I have read many many times that BLIXes are not as good as separate bleach and fix steps, but apart from the issues listed above, Tetenal's C41 kit has worked reasonably well for me so far. Yes, the BLIX has limited working solution life, but so does the CD anyway. Who needs bleach and fix living for 6 months if the CD goes bad after 4 weeks?
I have read the same thing about blix vs. separate bleach and fix. I have had minor problems with the Tetnal 3 bath E-6 kit (excessive density) which has led me to use only the six bath kit. I suspect the Tetnal bleach is more aggressive than most, but residual silver could still be a problem. The use of a fixer before the blix may actually help. The amount of fixer carried over is fairly small, but I suppose it could accelerate the bleach decomposition. Generally, color developing chemicals are used as one-shots, so that shouldn't be a problem.