well for the cheapest that really is up to the lfs
. i know both of the lfs
that i go the mushrooms and most soft corals are the same price. but i think joshamit is right in saying that they tend to be the harder to kill coral. i know there are a few people on this board who have tryed to kill them but have failed. my first coral was a toadstool leather and a finger leather. they cam in to my tank at the same time. but i would prolly go with the mushrooms. you can put them in any part of your tank and they will do fine. what type of lighting do you have on the tank?
as for a clown that is really up to you. it is all in what you like. i would not get a maroon clown (they get big) i kinda like the looks of the ocellaris clown (false percula) or the black and white percula. but that is just my tasts
A 46 gal
bow front (Soft coral) reef tank with a 10 gal
sump. And a 30 gal
and Clam) reef tank hooked up to the sump of the 46 so they share water.