Water Quality Question

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by ornot2b, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. ornot2b

    ornot2b Guest

    I'm thinking of getting back into the B&W darkroom hobby. I am currently
    living in Belgium. The tap water here is not something that one would want
    to drink. It is loaded with calcium. Does this pose a problem when mixing
    B&W chemicals and/or the rinse of film and paper?


    ornot2b, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. Some developers are sensitive to water quality. It is a good idea to always
    use distilled water when making film developer.

    Distilled water, with the addition of Photo-Flo, should be used for the final
    rinse before hanging the film to dry.

    For the other steps the water quality does not matter.
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 15, 2003
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