Film Develop - Can I re-use fix and stop?

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    I'm developing some film in a small tank. It's B & W. I'm using HC-110.
    I will be developing 2 or 3 rolls tonight. Can I re-use the stop and the fix for the 2nd and 3rd roll?
     
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    HC110 Kodak developer, Kodak Indicator Stop Bath and Kodafix fixing agent can be reused. Check your manufacturers literature to be sure.
     
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    Also dont dump them after the 3rd roll. Keep them more. I usually dump mine after about 5 or 6 rolls. Stop and fix that is, I dont know about the developer.
     
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    O.K. Thanks!
     
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    if you re-use the hc110 you will need to adjust your development times with each roll and then there will be a limit to how many times it can be used unless your also using a replenisier.

    most people use hc110 as a one shot developer. commerical houses may re-use but they are operating under direction circumstances.
     
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    It can be reused but I, also one shot it. I mix it before each roll. I will reuse it if I process more than one roll but for the most part, down the drain it goes. Same for my Kodak Indicator Stop Bath and my Kodafix.
     
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    I reuse stop and fix, but dump the developer. I mostly use D76, or Sprint.

    Once the stop is burned out, it goes down the drain, but I never pour fix down the drain. Once it is exhausted, I put it in a silver reclaimation tank.

    Get a bottle of hypocheck and you can keep tabs on your fix and know when it is reaching exhaustion.
     
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    If you mix stop with the developer when you chuck the developer it's nearly neutral and can be dumped easily.

    Developer will work for 6-8 rolls of film. Don't keep it for more than a week or two though - even in an accordian bottle.
     
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    I one shot my dev. Its ID11 and it doesn't last that long on the shelf. My fix will last for a week at least and I've got a hypocheck.
     

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