I've been trying to figure out what parts I need to make this thing work for my 55 gallon fish tank, so far I think I need a needle valve, tubing, a diffuser and a lot of aspirin. Given myself a headache trying to figure this out but I overloaded on info. It seems so simple but I'm having trouble figuring out a fairly easy and inexpensive way to modify this thing without spending hundreds of dollars on fancy schmancy stuff I can't afford at this moment. If possible, I want to be able to just go to my local hardware store and grab the parts needed to make this regulator work, so I can get back to tending to my aquariums and save the extra cash for x-mas coming up.
So, this is what I have to work with (Expressed my interest to a friend in doing a full on planted fish aquarium, then he surprised me by yanking this off his kegerator and giving it to me!)
-5 pound Co2 bottle
The existing hose connector thing on it is 5/8".
The regulator is this:
EXCEPT it ONLY has THIS one gauge on it (the other spot is plugged off):
If someone could please share a simple list of adequate, inexpensive parts and sizes of needed to make this work I would be forever indebted! (I'm assuming that 5/8" connection will be too big and it needs to be made smaller somehow)...
And yes, I do plan on upgrading it after the holidays, just need it up and running for now with the smallest dent possible to my wallet. Wifey will go ape on me if I spend too much on this right now
Also, feel free to ask any questions that might help you, help me!