YOu might want to look into a RO
water system. Tap water contains a lot of bad stuff and the RO
system would help cut down on bad stuff goign in and therefore it would help to treduce algae breakouts and what not. These systems run $100 on the low end.
I would reccomend a protien skimmer especially if you are goign to have fish. Many people have different opinions on skimmers but I hear that the Aqua Remora C is the best out there. IF I had to do it over again I would get that skimmer cause the SeaCLone that I have sucks.
Try to keep up with your PWC
. If you do you will probably be fine and not have to worry about too much. But I would still get test kits to test: Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, calcium, PH, PO4
Definitly let the tank cycle with no fish. Get it set up and get the water in. Then order or pick up the live rock and put it in. The tank will start to cycle then. Let it go until the cycle is over before addign fish or a clean up crew. THen wait another mounth or so before you add coral.
Good luck. Just remember that it gets expensive quick.