I picked up a small anchor coral from the LFS and 2 days later it was dead half eaten by my cleaner shrimp...confused as to why. I placed it within 3 or 4 inches of my leather toadstool and now I'm reading that they have some sort of chemical warfare...how much truth is there to this? Also, that same leather now has a shiny coat to it and has not come out in 2 days which is concerning me I'm reading that they are just moody and do this from time to time...another concern.
I was told to stay away from leathers in such a small setup. I have an edge as well and love it for its design and simplicity. I ran into some snags with coral warfare too, but everything seems to have been sorted out now. Looking good nonetheless.
Not sure about the spider web issue but the red algae could be from too much light or high levels of phosphates and/or nitrates..
I have a small outbreak of it too but i think its because I upgraded my lighting to 18 watts instead of the 12. To get rid of it I did a water change and hung my light higher..
thanks for the response...I've cut back on both feeding and lighting over the last few days and make sure to siphon it out when doing water changes. Just gotta keep on top of it and hope it phases out I guess.