Being that I am short on funds, I've decided to start a home darkroom up and take a couple of shortcuts so I may continue my hobby for photography in a cost efficient manner. I use TMax Developer for Tri-x 400 film, and it is yielding awful results. Often, 8 or 9 pictures in a row just aren't getting developed, which is very frustrating. What I am doing is going into my garage at night (which is pitch black), load it up, use TMax, wash for a minute instead of stop bath, Kodak Fixer for 6 minutes, wash for 10 using about 68 degree water. Am I doing something wrong? Should I not be using TMax developer? Or is it possibly the pictures itself that produce the washed out results or no results at all?