RE>Beard algae

Question for Paul K.:

You have often recommended the 5% bleach treatment for what you call "beard 
algae" or "hair algae." Does this treatment eliminate other kinds of algae as 
well? My biggest problem is the black stuff (sorry to use such technical 
jargon). As I am building up a new tank now, I'm wondering if I should bleach 
everything that goes into it to avoid this particular annoyance. (I'm really 
trying to do everything right on this tank..........)

in cloudy, rainy Palo Alto where it "never rains in May"