I have 3 feeds that from my bottom drilled tank that have 1/2 inch elbows. I wish to use 3/4 inch pipe so I will use a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch reducers and have all three feeds connected to one 3/4 inch output pipe that will feed my pump.
The pump will then feed my cannister filter and then return back into the tank. I will be using 3/4 inch pipe or flex hose thru out.
I must add three valves, one before the pump, one between the pump and filter, and one between the output of the filter and the feedback tube - they are needed to change the filter medium and/or change the pump.
When I look at the 3/4 inch valves the valve portion necks the water flow down to 1/2 inch.
Is this detrimental to my water flow?
If so my only alternative would be to use a 3/4 to 1 inch reducer and use the 1 inch valves.
One of my concerns is that the more connections you have the greater the chance of having a leak. Am I being overly cautious?
Thanks in advance for any replies.