Man I literally was smiling reading your comments! You all are awesome and fellow hobbiest are what keeps me going. It is really rewarding to have you all like it and I am honored. Thanks.
The cause of the crash was that the heater busted in the sump. Now some my argue what may or may not have caused it, but I can tell you that it busted and was in the tank about 1 week before I noticed. I keep it where it's viewable in the front, but I didnt notice because the end had blown out. There was the chord which had stray voltage laying in the sump water as well. Many corals died very quickly and that didnt help matters.
About a week after the incident I felt the tank water and it was kinda cold. I reach in and go a little jolt, pulled the wire and the heater didnt come with it. I had done multiple water changes and the cause was still in there. It literally took 2 weeks for the water to clear and for example it took about 4 weeks for star polyps to open and come back.
It was devastating and I believe the xenia just added to the problem when it died along with all the other coral. Thank goodness I had a prop tank where I could drop some of the coral. I have yet to add some of the lr
back that had mulitple colonies of dying xenia on it. They are still on the back porch...LOL
! (man did they stink)
Anyway, there are small patches of xenia coming back. I will eradicate them. My tank has room for more sps
. In all honesty I like my tank better now. The other was fuller, but not for long!!!