HP5+ Developed in Ilfosol 3 has white edges that look like light leaks?

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    Today I tried to develop a roll of film in Ilfosol 3. I've developed film before with D-76 but this is my first time using Ilfosol 3. My steps were as follows: Gentle agitation for first 30 seconds, then every 15 seconds at the end of each minute. I shot HP5 at iso400 and followed the times exact as on the Ilford website. The issue that I have is that when I took the negatives out of the tank, they had what looks like light leaks on them. I read online that this might be caused by too little developer in the tank. Any Ideas on what caused this?

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    Is it just in the image frames, or is it present all across the edges of the film, even between frames?
     
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    Where there would normally be frame numbers it is just black. On one side of the film the part with holes is very very dark, but if I look close enough I can barely see numbers.
     
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    It appears only present on the edge with the sprocket holes.
    I have used Ilfosol for many years and have not encountered a problem like that ... nor with any developer I have used.

    Yes, if the liquid developer level is too low then there will be underdevelopment occurring on the edges.
     
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    Sounds like a light leak to me. Check your light seals.
     
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    Light leak? Bad seals?

    DIZ-actly. Not an outrageously bad leak, but definitely leaking top and bottom.
     
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    That's what I figured, I'm just going to shoot another roll in my AE-1 and develop it using the same method used on this roll. I'll post the results when I get it done.
     
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    It could be down to too much agitation and too vigorous look similar to bromide drag, next roll agitate by using slow arc movement for 30 seconds and just agitate 3 times every minute
     
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    By agitate 3 times every minute do you mean one 3 rotations spread out over the minute or around the last 10 - 15 seconds?
     
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    Sorry 3 gently inversions( 3 arcs) every minute
     
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    For this roll take black electrical tape and cover the edges of the back door where it meet the body. That's the easiest fix for light leaks. Also I am not sure about reliability of built in light meter, all this pictures seems flat and over agitation usually build contrast.
     
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