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2. I used a red about two feet away due to less space than you have on Ilford wt rc paper. No fogging.
4. They make spotting dyes and even pens now.
5. I fix for 1.5m and wash a lot longer than one minute. More like 10-15. Might be overkill but the water runs through my tray and there are generally two prints in the tray at a time and I cycle them through as I print.
1. and 3. Don't honestly know.