@DWhatley I took your advice with the gutter foam. Took a long break from work today and did some fortifications and a water change. It sure ain't pretty, but it's more secure. I even put foam over the return pump outputs just in case.
Just be very careful that you are not blocking anything. I use something similar (again, this is not exactly what I have used but noticed it for when I need more in the future) and had to play with it a bit to allow enough water flow. You may want to cut extra to fit so you can have a clean sponge ready and clean the used one at your leisure.