OK, I was wrong, I had it backwards!!!!
double the diameter and you get 4 times the lift.
cylinder 10ft by 100 ft has 2,500 cubic ft.
20ft by 100 ft has 10,000 cubic ft.
Hydrogen has a lift 1.202 gram/liter
Helium 1.113 gram/liter
An 8% difference
(Helium isn't 100 % because it is mined and has impurities, so the difference is slightly higher)
So for the above cylinders
10ft Helium 173 lb/lift
10ft Hydrogen 187 lb/lift
20ft Helium 697 lb/lift
20ft Hydrogen 750 lb/lift
When you get to the 200 ft diameter range, a small increase will get you a large lift increase. You have to decide when to stop increasing and just build.
There also seems to be a preferred ratio of 3:1 example 30ft diameter 100 ft length: 50ft diameter and 150 ft length.