i really wanted to get into my own developing of film, i've been shooting digital for a while and figured hey i have the lenses lets pick up a cheap slr locally so i picked up a n90s for $40 with the special back. I also picked up a holga tim which actually cost me more. I have ordered a stainless steel tank and a plastic reel and the kodak developer fixer and the water softner all from kodak along with a change bag. I've already run into problems, the plastic reel doesnt fit in the stainless steel tank but iam ordering a plastic tank right now. so my questions are as follows: 1. can i develop color film in b&w chemistry? its fine if the film develops b&w i only ask because b&w film is much more expensive than color and i wanted to primary shoot b&w, plus half the time i might be shooting with a holga so quality isnt a HUGE issue at all. 2. which chemicals can i reuse? and how often can i reuse them? i keep hearing u can use developer this often and then discard it or fixer is good for 12 batches and discard it... everywhere i look there are different opinions, what amount is the correct amount? 3. the solutions i have purchased are powder based, is it possible to simply dilute chemicals everytime i develop, instead of developing all at once? e.g take a tablespoon of powder and 500ml of water and dilute that for one developing go, or do i have to dilute all the solution in a 4g bottle and then pour in the correct amount in tank?