Well, you have convinced me on this, and I plan to mix the PO solutions with distilled water from now on.

What about the other question. Do you use tap distilled water (or reverse osmosis) for mixing the clearing baths?


Quote Originally Posted by EricNeilsen
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.