Good fish for a tropical planted involve:
Schoolers- Tetras, Danios, Rasboras
Bottomfeeders- Corydoras, Shrimp, Apple Snails, Nerite Snails
Algae Eaters- Otocinclus, Amano Shrimp, Free Petsmart snails(Ramshorn, Trumpet, Pond),
Centerpieces- Bettas, Gouramis, Large school of fish, Dwarf Cichlids
Those are few ideas. All look great in a smaller planted tank. As for plants here is a good list for lower light(and also fast growers).
Foreground-Marsilea Minuta(not the fastest in lower light but its a nice plant), Anubia tied to rocks, Moss tied to rocks.
Midground- Cryptocorynes, Anubia tied to rock/Driftwood, Moss Tied to driftwood, Java Fern tied to driftwood
Background-Hygrophila, Rotala, Ludwgia, Anacharis, Hornwort, Large Java fern, small Amazaon swords.
Read Rex Griggs Site.
Rex Griggs site