54seaweed, I understand your frustration with his response back to you.
And lakai, it all came down to, was your tank fully cycled? Did you acclimate them properly? Did you have the parameters in check? Did they eat ok? How was the water circulation? Blah, blah, blah,....brother, it's a lot of stuff that could have went wrong. And I agree all you can do is ask for advice, research, and learn by the problems. It's saltwater!!!!,,,,,, we all make mistakes! Some our own faults, some the LFS
fault, and other times its just bad luck! IMO
: water changes and constantly checking parameters. Good luck!