Originally Posted by philldresser
If you put double B or A in a working solution I doubt you would be the first person to do that. I am dumb enought to have killed more than one good negative that way.
But I suspect that may have happened in your case if you got absolutely no devloper action from the mix. A light brown mix suggests that oxidation is taking place and would probably give weaker results, or perhaps more staining, than a clear solution, but I don't think it would be totally dead.