I didn't follow your questions and post in this forum, but can you tell me which chemicals did you use? did you make them from scratch or buy them ready made? Which film did you use here?

I asked because i shoot color film too and i always send it to the lab for processing and even i can do it at home but i can't get the chemicals yet and i don't want to screw up with temp/chem of colors, i will stick with B&W and later i will buy that new upcoming processor to help me processing all my films without any issue or confusing steps if so.