I've made a lot of changes lately (lighting, flow, dosing) , and I think everything just needs sometime to adjust. So far, everything is going smoothly, and my frags are responding really well.
I agree with you that every coral has it's own sweet spot that it likes, and thrives best in. I think my frags need some more time to adjust in the positions that I've put them so that I can decide IF they need to be moved. I have to glue everything down as soon as it's in my tank, otherwise I risk my urchins picking up my frags and carrying them away (only to drop them into my anemone...
I keep new frags in the sand bed initially and try to slowly adjust them to my lighthing, but everyday they sit there is a risk they will get abducted by an urchin. It's not too hard to remove frags glue down with superglue. i use superglue/expoxy combo when I really want to cement them in place.
My monticap has always thrived, in this tank and the last. They are definetly the easiest SPS to care for. I'm not sure why my pink birdsnest did so well in my pico... I'm still trying to figure that out... probably having a 70w MH over a 5 gallon tank had something to do with it