I got a small sword plant (Bleheri) to put in my 3G unfiltered tank on my desk. It's not a NPT, just gravel and some plants. I'm having a quandary. Apparently my desk is a wonderful environment to grow a sword plant in. Chicory LOVES it. He rests on the leaves all the time and every time I do a water change, I find a bubble nest in it somewhere (which inevitably gets damaged by the change). But...I think it's outgrowing/outgrown the tank!
I just got a 36G for Christmas that I've just started setting up...I'm guessing it be better suited for that sized tank in the long run? I suppose I could always find Chicory a new young one to replace it with...
(working on that algae by reducing Chicory's food a bit and put the tank light on a timer)