Awesome info guys, thanks for the responses. I ordered a drop checker from ebay when i ordered all the co2 stuff, but so far its not here yet. 2nd problem... no Kh test kit. So I'm going to start with 1 bubble every ~2 seconds, until my drop checker arrives and I have time to make it to the LFS that sells the Kh test kit.
As far as ferts, my kit came with flourish, flourish iron, and flourish excel only. I now realize this was not really the kit that I need. (good sales pitch, Seachem!)
I will do a lot more reading starting immediately.
Thanks again for the responses.