welcome to MASA. Marines certainly are a sharp learning curve when you start out and there is lots to learn, but soon you'll start understanding what people mean when they use abreviations and then you will catch up very fast
Jacques had it right when he said read through some of the beginners tank threads and have a look at what more experienced guys achieve, that way you will avoide some of the stupid things we all do (dropping metal halide lights into tanks is probably a good one to avoide) and in so doing you will gain from our collective experience.
Read, dread, ask questions and follow advice MASA will see you and your tank through your cycle and into the wonderful world of marines.
Welcome to masa. Learn and ask as much as you can, look through all the threads regarding reefkeeping and protecting the wonderfull creatures we're trying to keep alive in our living rooms. Enjoy the hobby!!!