First, a 30 is a small bottle. Most slings you'll see are deco or travel gas in a 72 steel or 80 alum and bottom gas on back.
Second, you need to ask yourself why a pony. If you are diving DIR, doubles with an iso manifold will probably suit your philosophical needs. However, if you wish to add a margin of error to normal recreational diving, perhaps a pony is what you need. I use a 30 for classes, SAR, normal diving needs, and potentially ice.
The was a nice write up in DiveTraining Mag within the last couple of months on how to do a sling. Bolts, cord, and hose clamps. You may wish to follow up with some additional research into GUE and DIR to find the answer too.