It's personally not one I'd recommend as a very first piece of coral. Not saying you shouldn't, or couldn't... it is fairly hardy, but once established
. Of the LPS
, it's one of the more sensitive to any parameter swings. Among the corals in my system, my Hammer is typically my "canary in the coal mine"... it's usually the first one to tell me that something is a little off.
If you like LPS
, and want to go that route instead of starting with softies, one of my recommendations would be acan lords. IMO
they are much more forgiving of the learning process, you can pick up frags with a few polyps for pretty cheap, and once they get established & growing, they can multiply fairly quickly (at least in coral terms) giving a sense of accomplishment & confidence to move on & up.
If you are comfortable with your parameters, I agree with Sniper... somewhere down low to begin with. They like "turbid" water flow, but definitely not a direct strong current. You will likely wind up moving it around a few times to find "the spot", but they will let you know when you find it.