I know it is frustrating...they say 80% of all new people give it up after the 1 st yr
hang in there, read as much as u can & listen to all of the comments people say & then come to your own conclusion everybody will have a different opinion!
do regular water changes & add a little water conditioner (if chlorine present) do water tests (liquid better than strips) watch for the compatilibility of your fish, do u have a heater? know your parameters like how many fish to have in your size aquarium, u did your cycle thats good. It can't be the store ...mb a few would die, but not all of them is your filter working (no noise) is it big enuff
I have only been in it for about a yr...have had so many fish die I may as well hand over my bank account to Big Als...I was doing so good lately for about a month now (no dead fish) & then I added 6 more fish & have had 2 silver dollars die & a few others a few days later!
The only difference was I added mb to much ammmo lock or not enuff chlorine stuff on last water change, or to many fish, tho I only have 20 fish for a 46 gal tank (2" on the avg) I havent cleaned the filter for a few months, I only do about 25% water change...someone said to do up to 50%
I have a little high alkilinity but good other than that. I never use live plants - no luck with them - the fish wreck them
anyways good luck