No fish as of yet, some of the plants died. The hairgrass, alternanthera, and the un-identfied in plant picture #1 are growing. #2 the rush or whatever are struggling, I think its too deep for them. #'s 4 and 5 are dead. When spring hits and stuff starts growing back I will get more plants. Holding off on fish till the wife allows me to spend some money on it. For now there are a few pond snails in there.
Don't know about were you are, but I've found that some of our native plants require a winter dormancy, and if they don't get it they just gradually decline. Haven't figured out how to incorperate that into an aquarium - yet
. As for the fish, have you considered any native minnows?