thardin - I have the 12gal. Deluxe as well, and I'm sure Lando will chime in as he has one too!
First thing you need to do is ditch the filter media it came with ... BioBalls, Sponges and Ceramic rings! Fill up chamber 1 and 2 with LR
rubble and replace the stock pump in the 3rd chamber with a Rio 600. I had a MiniJet 606 in there and just switched it for a Rio 600 and WOW what a difference!
There is also several threads on www.nano-reef.com
detailing turning chamber 2 into a fuge by removing the vinyl backing and attaching a light, but I haven't done this yet!
3rd thing I would recomend and I wish I had done this .... most of your corals are going to come attached to a piece of LR
, start with a small amount of Nano Rock and then build up with the rock that comes attached to your corals. I went gung ho
and added 15lbs. of LR
and then as I started buying corals I ran out of room to place them!
nan-reef.com is a great site for some information, but the some of the people over there have tremendous chips on their shoulder and can be quite rude at times!
Good luck and if you need any more help just ask here!