Reg configuration stages & decobottles
In addition to the article showing you how to rig stages and decobottles I though I'll show you how to setup the regs on them. I use Apeks and in the examples below you'll see DS4 and DST first stages with Tx50 seconds.
Fully rigged deco bottle
DS4 first stage
DST first stage
Normally on our doubles we use heavy duty brass gauges with mineral glass. On stages and deco bottles your looking for something small and light instead. I have used Suunto SM26 without problems but I know Scubapro makes a small one that is good as well as Agir and others.
This how we configure our regs on the stages. If you use another first stage you have to be creative. Try to run the hose on the left side though.