[quote="Jimbob"]However, before I was done I could see that the emulsion (gel) was beginning to separate from the film base.

Interesting this as I was about to do the same. It echoes the comments of the late Barry Thornton about using Fuji Acros with a particular staining developer, although I believe others have used it with success. I think until this problem is explained, I shall use a two bath developer I have in reserve !