Re: New guy with questions...
Quicklight coals are good if you just dont have a coil burner nor the time to wait for it to heat up. My only suggestion is to wait until it is fully red and has a layer of grey ash around it.
My personal favorite shisha is Starbuzz. If you don't want to spend that much, get Hookah Hookah or Hookah Freak. I have enjoyed both. Al Fahker (AF) gives me a scratchy throat.
Please research Tangiers before you purchase it, as it is a picky tobacco that needs some care.