what is caught on the filter material is mostly uneaten food and the waste produced by living bacteria (nitrites).
I understand that the temperature is not ideal. I have opened the top to let some heat out...We'll see how that goes. I'm working under the assumption that these are tropical plants and can take a little heat. Bad assumption?
I know this is all a little odd, but I had the materials and thought I'd give it a shot.
I do dose with a fertilizer concoction from my LFS
that works well (indoors at least).