I haven't set up any type of system yet as I'm kind of in the brain storming part of what I want and/or need. I'm not going to be doing this full time. I want to do this to have fun, enjoy the art, and maybe make a few $$ on the side.
The first BIG question is how important is the hot water? I've seen a couple of videos on YouTube saying it's not really a requirement although it does help in hydrating the film. But if I can skimp out on heating elements and cost without giving up quality.. why not?
Jets would be the next question. From what I can gather the jets are for circulating the warm water to the top (assuming right now that I have to use hot water) can't I just stir the water with a stick/paddle?? I know that sounds super redneck intuitive, but like I said before I won't be doing this everyday.
Last off is the sump/disposal tank where the water and unused film flow off the top side into what ever you have to put it into. Could you not just get a food strainer and scoop it out?
Right now I think getting a reinforced chemical tote and chopping the top off is going to be best but I want to hear what you guys have to say