Originally Posted by cgthebeast
is the safest way. Keeps from blowing any clamps and such off from pressure
if there is that much pressure going through the system, it would be a tornado in the tank.
Flexible vinyl tubing is perfectly fine and safe, just make sure to use actual hose clamps on them, not the plastic clip ring clamps.
The only pvc
on my set-up is the about1' for the drain and that connects to vinyl tubing, everything else is 1" vinyl hose, about 10' worth and I have had no issues whatsoever.
The benefit of tubing is you can make more "graceful" turns and reduce flow restriction.
If you do use pvc
make sure to map it all out first and dry fit the parts to be certain it is how you want. Also be certain to place valves and disconnects at key points to make maintenance easier.