Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
Why would you discard the fixer after use?
Sorry, I should have been more specific - I said 'If the fixer is going to be discarded". It does not last forever.

If I am going to re-use the fix, I will use a water stop, if the fix is at the end of its useful life and is going to be discarded, I don't bother with the stop stage.