Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
Didn't we just "figure out" that the jobo tank doesn't fit inside of a Paterson hand developing tank? And takes more than 1L of chemistry?

So obviously they DIDN'T do this. Sure they did it for those that can pay thousands for for a processor, or want automation, but what about home processing by hand and not using excess chemistry? Just make a darn reel that fits into the home systems, it's not that hard...
The Paterson tanks are smaller inside than the JOBO ones. If you tried to use a JOBO type holder in a Paterson tank, the chemistry would flow in a different manner, thus potentially leading to uneven development.

So the process of designing inserts for a competitor's tank is not a simple or inexpensive one.

If you are concerned about the larger volumes of chemistry and costs involved in using a JOBO when agitation is by inversion, then move to using a replenishment regime for your developer. If you use X-Tol in a replenishment regime, your developer costs are probably about 5 cents a 4x5 sheet, and you can happily develop single sheets without being concerned about waste.