FLEX WATT/ THG Heat Tape Help

PNWBettas

Hey! If you have ever used flex watt or THG heat tape for heating tanks/betta jars please read this! I’m having some issues and would love the help.

So I ordered a significant amount of this THG heat tape for my betta grow out system and so far it’s not working at all. I’ve used under jar heating before, specifically reptile heating mats with thermostats on my jars with much success. So I assumed the next way to go was heat tape (similar concept) so it would fit on my jar rack and I could wire it properly (my rack has 56 jars, and is 8 shelves tall). Well I started testing it out on just one shelf and it’s not doing anything at all.
It’s much cooler to the touch then the other heat mats I have used and won’t heat my jars more then 1 degree above room temp.

is this normal for heat tape? Should it be this much colder then heat mats also made for reptiles? Did I wire it wrong? What’s going on here?
 

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