I have a 1 gallon nano tank on my desk, next to the bed. It's great and when my fiance insists on turning out the bedroom light, it makes a good nightlight!
Two 1 GA desktops, a 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon, a 10 gallon, a 20 gallon, a 25 gallon, and two 75 gallon tanks, all planted.
I am an expert on algae, so ask me if you have questions. I know how to grow it, just not how to get rid of it.