I'm interested in picking up a pump during Brewmaster's 3 day sale. He carries the center inlet model wtih 3/4' MPT inlet and the standard 1/2" side outlet. I understand that the pumps supposedily prime better and may have higher flow rates with 3/4 inlet plumping. I had been planning on using 1/2" silicone and QDs for all of my connections. What effects (if any) will I get if still use the 1/2" tubing into the pump via a reducer. I am hoping not to have to use different size tubing and QDs for the inlet side as I want more of a universal system. That seems like a PITA.