yes, the FAQs on algaescrubber.net say that you should clean one side at a time every 7 days for the first couple cleanings, I caught that after I had done 3 cleanings and asked about it, he said it's not a big deal unless you have a nutrient spike after the cleaning that makes you worry. If you ask me, there's no way I could have cleaned one side of the screen the 1st week, it just rinsed right off. Second week was a bit more, but it didn't start getting to the point where I had to push it off with my fingertips until the 3rd cleaning.
I just did the 5th cleaning, and I had to use the backs of my fingernails to scrape the algae off. It's picked up strength in a big way in the last week. SM's description of the 5-week to maturity cycle is spot on in my case. Here are pics:
Rinsing in tank (releasing pods
I challenge anyone to eat this.