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Sometimes taking out the anode doesn’t mean early death for the heater, but a lot of times, it does. I’ve had people who went through four heaters in ten years.
What are you asking regarding the plumbing? Size?
You can test for thermal expansion and let that guide you on the expansion tank. Look in Tanklets at Temperature/Pressure Relief Valves.
Since it’s in the basement, put in a hot shutoff as well. Otherwise, if you ever have to open the heater, all the water upstairs will flow downstairs.