Re-using film fixer question (T-Max fixer)

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......so, after getting advice from you all here about how to reuse Xtol I'd like to know what to do about the TMax fixer I have......

I dilute the TMax fixer at 1:4 as per Kodak's instructions and was wondering on what to do to reuse it properly....

I mixed up a batch the other day to use with the XTol and put it back into the bottle instead of trashing it as I normally used to do......

....as I said with the Xtol thread its not that I'm being cheap its that I need to get the stuff from Madrid sent down to me in Gibraltar and I wanna make it all last as much as possible.....
 

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I have used Tmax fixer. 10 negatives without any problems. 5 minutes, agitation every 30 sec. No problem at all. After I switched to ilford and foma fixers because it was cheaper. Same thing, no problems :smile:.
 

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......so, after getting advice from you all here about how to reuse Xtol I'd like to know what to do about the TMax fixer I have......

I dilute the TMax fixer at 1:4 as per Kodak's instructions and was wondering on what to do to reuse it properly....

Once mixed, in an airtight bottle it should be good for a couple of months. You can use it to it's suggested exhaustion with little worry (26 rolls per liter). It actually does quite a lot. Check out Kodaks site for capacity and replenishment suggestions on the data sheet.

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/j5/j5.pdf



One thing you might not want to do is to use film fix on paper at a later time. Film imparts iodine, IIRC, and you don't really want that in your prints.
 
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Dear sperera,

Kodak suggests 25 rolls of film per liter of working solution. They claim 1 month once mixed but I have used it many times longer than that without problem.

Neal Wydra
 

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fix longer

at school person before me fixed for 7 and had pruple, she had to re-fix
I fixed for 10 and had clear leader
my film was also loaded in dark, partly a lost leader experiment
 
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