whats going on ...ammonia test..liquid and strips

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i have an Api master test kit....when i test my ammonia on the Api it reads 4.0ppm..so to double check it..i took a sample in my lfs and they tested it using Mardel ammonia test strips...wow..what a diffrence in both test..(doing a fishless cycle)..it read 1.0ppm..whats going on..whos right whos wrong
 
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no...no nitrites yet......when i tested on tuesday it was

ammonia...2.0ppm
nitrites.....0.0ppm
nitrates....0.0ppm
ph...........7.6ppm
high ph.....7.4ppm

so i redosed to 4.0ppm....was i suppose to or should of let it drop to 1.0ppm
 
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