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Inconsistent bubble count?

I have had a Aquatek regulator for a couple months now and as of today just started experiencing a weird and irregular bubble count. It will be normal but every so often an extra bubble escapes right after the "planned" bubble releases. This regulator is attached to a paintball tank and it hasnt been filled since I bought it. Usually the pressure always reads 1000 psi but the last couple days it has dropped to about 700. Could the reason for this problem be my tank is running empty? I dont know what else could cause this to happen as it has been running fine until today and there has been no damage to the unit.


My unit has also been sucking water back into the line after it turns off. Luckily I have a check valve but I have never experienced this before. My check valve had water in it when I just checked but it doesnt seem it passed it. Could this be because my co2 unit is below my tank? In my last set up it was on the same table as the tank.
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