Plate Coral yes or no

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    Hi,

    Was wondering if it wouldbe ok to keep a plate coral. What lighting is needed for them. Will my 54W T5's be good enough?

    How does one care for such a coral and will the clowns live in him too?
     
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    thanks - thatanswers my quiestion
     
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    cool, also if your clowns like corals, my 2 clowns host in my frogspawn
     
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    thats cool
     
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    I have 2 plate corals under 54w T5's and they're doing fine - LPS does not need too strong lights and flow. Mildish flow - not direct. Also put them on the sand as they tend to move around a bit sometimes.

    Not always cool when clowns host in LPS corals as they tend to irritate and disturb them and the coral can wither away and even die.
     
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    well I don't have the lighting for a nennie, so was looking at something else to host my clowns
     
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    i am in the same boat, but been lucky, they have hosted for 9months and frogspawn has grown from 3 heads to 6 since...
     
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    Frogspawn difficult to keep?
    how do you take care of it?
    Is there any other corals that will be ok to host clowns
     
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    easy, i just let it be and feed with phyto planjton mix
    my hammer looks like it could host them
     
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    Here is a pic of my plate. Very easy to keep. This plate has hosted my clowns for months without any health impact.

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    Sorry Tiger ...not entirely with you on this. As far as my knowledge goes they are a "moderate to delicate" species. ie moderate to strong lighting, moderate to low flow etc..can also inflate itself to move around. As for anemone hosting I am with the guys on this..they might irritate it

    My 2C
     
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    Yup, I second that:- "moderate to delicate". I kept mine for about 1 year and then he started to fade eventually died:(

    Here is a pic or 2 when he was still in full glory
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    And another when he puffed up trying to move
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