Not really. They get huge and typically like drier conditions. You should look to our site sponsors for nice bromeliads. If they don't have anything you like, try Tropiflora or Michaels Bromeliads.
I was very surprised a few days ago when I tipped over my Aechmea recurvata and it seemed like a gallon of water poured out. It holds a lot of water... Of course it is razor sharp, too. Some clones of nudicaulis are smaller than others, I have one that isn't more than 8".Aechmea recurvata is a great small species that does really well. Also A. nudicaulis is awesome, but only appropriate for bigger vivs, as they can be tall.