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Hi ghengis,

I had a problem with "rust colored" algae (along with hair and staghorn) about a month after starting my tank. The rust colored algae seemed to form on the tall plants close to my light. Since I had several algae types, I chose to use the Excel treatment outlined here at APC on the following thread:
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquarium-algae-control-specific-problems/3806-flourish-excel-got-rid-all-my.html
It is a long thread, but very informative. The "rust colored" algae, along with most of the other types, have disappeared from my tank. Hope this helps!
 
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