Re: I feel like a newb - discussing grommets and water
Most websites where you order a hookah come with a howto and setup guide for basic assembly. As far as water levels, 1-2" deep in the water, Can't see it? put some tape at your chosen depth (1-2 inches) fully insert the stem onto the base, pull it back out and gradually check the level. Most hookahs, no matter how dark, you can still see the water level slightly.