When placing a new coral into your tank, you may not find the ideal spot right away. In fact, it’s almost a guarantee that you won’t. And moving corals all over the place causes them a significant almost of stress. Every time you touch a coral, it slimes up and gets stressed, so it’s best to just put a coral into the tank, preferably somewhere low with ample water flow, and let it get acclimated to its new surroundings. After the coral has recovered from shipping and acclimation stress, then you can move it to wherever you want. That said, we recommend that you keep relocation to a minimum.