One of my darkroom revelations bifAPUG (before I found APUG) was to remember Ansel writing that selenium toner requires an alkaline environment, and it came to me that I could go dev, water stop, first TF-4 (alkaline fix), second TF-4, then straight into selenium toner in water, water rinse, holding tray, then wash.

Now I use TF-3, a home made alkaline fix, but use the same sequence. The beauty of this is that I can even selenium tone test strips if I want to, or have a fully toned work print in my hands in around 8.5 minutes...a BIG plus considering how selenium can change the final look of a print.

Release the hounds!