So, it's been about a week or so since I decided to glue my small plate coral to a piece of rock and then burry the rock in the sand so my hermit crabs can't flip it over, burry it or move it around. The plate is doing fantastic! It is A LOT happier comared to when it was just sitting on the sand and was getting tossed around the tank! Most people told me not to do it because it would most likely die. It has not, it doesn't even show any signs of illness or weakness! It eats wonderfully and stays pretty much expanded and lays nicely on the substrate! If it was going to die, it would have shown signs by now, but it is as happy and healthy as any other plate coral I have seen! I am very pleased!