Originally Posted by sanking
Sandy, I haven't seen it written other than in my book, but I trust my eyes. A cloudy bath indicates the formation of a solid. With distilled/RO water I have not seen the cloudy effects. The cloudiness will appear with HCL clearing bath as well as plain tap water; this was very evident when prints were made in Taos from wells. Potassium Oxalate has been made in my darkroom and those that I work in for the past 25+ years with ONLY distilled or RO water.