Using Simma-Colour or Cibachrome drums to develop 35mm.

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niss

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I have a bunch of small drums for my roller and was wondering if it is possible to put 35mm spools in it for developing? I know there is a special jobo tank for a roller but was wondering if anyone had success doing thus or putting regular tanks on a roller?

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Niss
 

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yes, of course!

see below thread:

(there was a url link here which no longer exists)
 

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I tired using SS reels in a Bessler or Durst Paper drum. Because a paper drum uses so little chemistry development was uneven, the outer frames were good, but the interior frames were underdeveloped.
 

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You probably didn't have enough chemistry in the tube to cover the reel properly.
 

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Bessler and Unicolor paper tanks have an open mouth to add and drain and take a few ounces of chemistry, not enough to submerge the entire roll to mid reel. I use a couple of paper drums for sheet film when I need to process just a few sheets at a time. My Durst tube does a cap, but is too narrow to fit my Unicolor motor base.
 

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Bessler and Unicolor paper tanks have an open mouth to add and drain and take a few ounces of chemistry, not enough to submerge the entire roll to mid reel. I use a couple of paper drums for sheet film when I need to process just a few sheets at a time. My Durst tube does a cap, but is too narrow to fit my Unicolor motor base.

I took time to look at a Cibracrome drum, the Cibrachrome type drum will only accept a a few ozs of chemistry before it overflows the cup on the top of tube, then drain out of the bottom. The other issue will paper drums is that unlike a Unicolor film drum a paper drum cannot be adjusted to accommodate for differnt numbers of reels.
 
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