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My Comet (Fin) is now looking good after a life and death struggle that started with a fungus infection, he then got a bad case of SBD. I thought he was going to die for sure. I used a four day treatment of Tetracyline because he was not eating (so peas were no good) which now has him back upright and looking much better with one day to go on the 4 day treatment. My question is tomorrow when the antibiotic is done and I start to return the tank to normal, is the tank cycle like starting over with a new tank or will it cycle faster than normal? I'm assuming that the anitbiotic would have killed off the good bacteria in the tank. I used a test strip today and Nitates are at 40, down from 200 when this whole mess started. Ammonia and Nitrites are both at zero now. The tank is a 10 gallon with two Goldfish and they have been in that tank for about 9 months. Fin is about 4 inches and Ginger (a Common GF) is about 2 inches. I've got plans now to get them a 55 gallon or bigger tank since it's obvious that the small tank is too small and my water changes to infrequent and that's how Fin got sick in the first place. I'm sure that without the tips and information I got from this site that Fin would not be alive right now.