Water is pulled into the filters and exits via the pump and pipe; the waterflow in your setup is too powerful. This makes your filter sponges collapse.
The type of filters you're using in your setup is normally driven by an air pump where bubbles pull the water up and out of a vertical pipe.
There are a couple of ways to avoid this type of filter collapsing.
The answer of @blacksmith37 pretty much covers the topic. However, I want to add some details / extra-info.
It is acceptable to keep an aquarium anywhere - it is your problem, and the problem of whatever living things are inside that aquarium :) .
Assuming that you want to have living things in the aquarium and to provide them ...