PICTURES: Help to Identify these Corals, suggestions?

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    maybe its me but i see no pictures
     
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    Can you try to click on the links? Maybe it is not working? thanks
     
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    werent links when i posted that
     
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    the first one is a turbinaria, thats an SPS coral, needs a ton of light and a ton of indirect flow. the second one is a short tentacle plate coral, its an LPS coral that likes low to mid light and low to mid flow
     
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    The 1st is a turbinaria.sp (cup coral). It is an SPS coral, but not a very high light demanding coral like acropora.
    2nd is a plate coral. Basically same requirements as the turbinaria. Good light and good, moderate flow.
    3rd looks like an unhappy nephthyigorgia.sp (chili coral). It does not like bright lighting. It does best in low light and low to moderate flow.
     
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    I agree with ccCapt. You should move the plate coral to the sandbed, it won't do well on the rocks. Plate corals expand and contract, and if they are on the rockwork, they can cut their flesh.
     
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    I agree with the turbanaria, SPS, not necassarily high light but medium. the fungai plate is fairly easy to keep, biff is right, put it in the sand, you can also feed it, put some krill or brine on the tentacle and it will pull it into its mouth, though this is not necessary. The last im am going to say is a carnation coral (hard to tell) but either way the coral is not going to like light, and is most likely a filter feeder and would like phytoplankton spot fed. it doesnt look very healthy and may not survive long like it is.
     
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