Thanks Gerry. Any insight is helpful. Chemistry class 30 years ago is not much of a guide. Would removing the borax completely be ok?
I did a dry run this afternoon and I was surprised at my result. I inspected after the bleach and clear steps and discovered half the emulsion was gone. It was if I had used a lot of solvent. The next run with 1:1, gave a almost perfect positive which I was only able to achieve with a 1:1 with dektol and a solvent. This tells me 1) I have the activity I wanted and 2) I have a big fogging problem. The bleach must of removed all the fogged emulsion on the first try.