So before you run your first record, you'll want to place at least three metal rods in the back hole in the tone-arm as a counter-weight. That'll be pretty much a 3g driving force for the needle, saving your LPs from unrepairable damage.
For anti-skating, the cables actually do a pretty good job. If you're not happy, just attach a string to the back of the tone-arm, let it hang down on the right side, and put a 20g weight at the end of it (the friction and sideway force removes a full order of magnitude).
We'll fill this out as we get questions. All is good for now, and the record player is self-tuning.