It would take some very unusual combination of chemical
Originally Posted by Stoo Batchelor
interaction to precipitate elemental silver within the fixer
solution. Off hand I can't think of any combination of
chemistries we involved with darkroom chemistry
might concoct on purpose which would cause
such a chemical reaction.
I've read many APUG posts dealing with fixer but yours is
a first ever seen warning of fixers "full of silver particles"
In years past I've put a lot of film through the same lot
of fixer with no problems. I dare say 9 out of 10 or more
APUG'ers reuse fixer. Film strips, Ag indicator paper, silver
load drops, and by count, are the methods used to
For myself I use fixer fresh each roll or print, very
dilute one-shot. Dan