Quote Originally Posted by Alex Muir View Post
Yes. I now use a large plastic tub and remove film from the reel before putting it into the photoflo solution. I originally used Ilfotol in the Paterson tank with no problems. I bought Photoflo last year when I couldn't get Ilfotol. I've had foaming problems ever since, despite thoroughly cleaning everything after each session (I have always done that). I now use the separate tub, but my tanks still foam! I wonder if the Photoflo formula changed at some point in the recent past? Alex.
Pulling the film off the reel before photoflo'ing it will often cause fine scratches where the corners of the film rub against the emulsion. Leave it on the reel for protection while it's in photoflo; a quick rinse under the hot tap will completely clean the reel once the film is hung up.