well, looks like theyre all back to normal, no more black discus problem - just them being stress with me working on the tank all the time. i added the fake green plant back in to help with stress issues if they had any. i always like tinkering with everything.
added more holes to overflow, added christmas moss to the sump tank, had a tankful from a ten gallon shrimp tank. upgraded the return pump to one thats over 1000 gallons an hour - adjustable since no way i can handle that amount.
i had fluffy bacteria issue growing after that huge wipedown and that is all gone looks like.
so at the moment i think I’m going to stop tinkering for now.