Quote Originally Posted by rayonline_nz View Post
So a photoflo isn't required?
If you get a kit with a STAB bath or final rinse, then some equivalent of Photoflo is in that bath. Do not rinse your film after STAB!
Quote Originally Posted by rayonline_nz View Post
Also, the 2nd color developer he went for 5mins instead is the 2nd chemical not fussy with the timing?
The color developer (which you incorrectly call the second color developer) step is a step which runs to completion. This means you can do this step much longer if you want, and chances are that 5 minutes instead of 6 minutes also works. My personal recommendation would be to follow the manual that comes with the kit to the letter until you are very comfortable with color film development.