I don't really remember all the plants, but Rotala sp. green, weeping moss, HM, HC, nana petite, and marimo were the mainstays there for a while. The May 2008 tank did have ranunculus, which got huge and overgrew the whole tank.
The substrate for the whole time was marimo balls split up and flattened to make the bottom. Which can cause problems, it tends to want to grow out of control and will just envelop some plants if they aren't growing fast enough. BUT it made dosing just about idiot proof, all I had to do was keep phosphates very low and nitrates very high and I could grow anything. I kept having pull my nana petite up to the surface, though. UG loved the stuff, since it was chock full of planarians and whatever wanted to hide in the substrate. I had several CRS to disappear into it, too. I eventually got rid of it because of clado.
Fish were elassoma okefenokee, sundadanio axelrodi and ember tetras, at different times. I also had yellow shrimp and crs.